2005   Canada Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
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Director:Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Studio:Seville Pictures
Writer:Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
IMDb Rating:8.1 (10,078 votes)
Awards:1 win & 1 nomination
Genre:Documentary, Music
Duration:96 min
Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise  ...  (Director)
Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise  ...  (Writer)
Tom Araya  ...  Himself
Gavin Baddeley  ...  Himself
Blasphemer  ...  Himself
Randy Blythe  ...  Himself
Joe Bottiglieri  ...  Himself
Eric Bryan  ...  Himself
Jackie Chambers  ...  Herself
Monte Conner  ...  Himself
Alice Cooper  ...  Himself
Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour  ...  Himself
Pamela Des Barres  ...  Herself
Bruce Dickinson  ...  Himself
Ronnie James Dio  ...  Himself
Malcolm Dome  ...  Himself
Rose Dyson  ...  Herself
Brendan Steacy  ...  Cinematographer
Mike Munn  ...  Editor
Comments: Decent enough explication but too much focus on the guy asking questions

Summary: Sam Dunn is a 30-year old anthropologist who wrote his graduate thesis on the plight of Guatemalan refugees. Recenly he has decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metals' obsession with some of life's most provacative subjects - sexuality, religion, violence and death - and discovers some things about the culture that even he can't defend. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is the first of its kind. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.

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